Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD

Virtual Open House

The Engineering Education Systems and Design or, EESD, Virtual Open House is held annually and offers a glimpse into the program’s features. Prospective students have the opportunity to learn how they can become an exemplary scholar dedicated to transforming the engineering education ecosystem.


Activities include getting to know ASU and the EESD program; meeting faculty, current students and alumni; and learning about research opportunities that ASU offers.


The EESD program prepares graduates for careers in higher education, science centers, government agencies, museums, policy-setting institutions and industry.

Watch the 2023 open house

Learn more about the program from an alumna

Why ASU?

Applicant qualifications

We welcome all applicants

The ASU Charter notes that we are measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. The EESD PhD program stands by this statement welcoming all applicants who are:

    • Excited about engineering education research
    • Committed to preparing future generations of engineers
    • Interested in improving engineering education for all students of all backgrounds
    • Motivated to become an engineering education change agent
    • Dedicated to transforming the engineering education ecosystem

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering (or a closely related field) prior to being eligible to apply for matriculation into the EESD PhD program. See the EESD Handbook for more information.

Personalized PhD experience

Students have the flexibility to choose graduate-level courses that support their research interests and career aspirations. This includes completing core, elective, and research-related coursework. See the EESD Handbook for more information.

Deadlines and funding

Priority Application Deadlines (to maximize chances for funding support)

December 15: Fall semester

September 1: Spring semester


Funding Your PhD

Students have a variety of mechanisms available to them to fund their PhD, including fellowships, scholarships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. See the EESD Handbook for more information.

For more information about the virtual open house please contact Samantha Brunhaver.